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2011-04-21 14:43:59

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered how fat, oil and grease (FOG) can create hardened deposits in sewer lines: it turns into soap! The hardened deposits, which can look like stalactites, contribute to sewer overflows. "We found that FOG deposits in sewage collection systems are created by chemical reactions that turn the fatty acids from FOG into, basically, a huge lump of soap," says Dr. Joel Ducoste, a professor of civil, construction and environmental...

2011-04-20 08:22:00

HOUSTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with AbTech Industries under which Waste Management will provide SmartSponge® to its customers including municipalities. Under the agreement, Waste Management has become the exclusive waste and environmental services company distributor of SmartSponge® in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO)...

2011-04-12 06:50:00

PUNE, India, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquatech has been awarded a complete turnkey EPC contract for a 10,000 cubic meters/day waste and sewage treatment and recycle project for the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai, India. To meet the demands of a rapid growth in international flight operations and passenger traffic, a new terminal building -- the Common User Terminal (CUT) -- is being planned as part of the expansion and modernization of the airport facility. In...

2011-04-04 07:15:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquatech, a world leader in the development of wastewater recycling, reuse and treatment, has announced the start of deployment for its MoVap® unit at a field location in Western Pennsylvania. The MoVap® unit is a solution specifically designed for the wastewater treatment needs of oil and gas producers, starting in the Marcellus Shale region, which encompasses parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New...

2011-04-04 00:00:28

Early upset detection, load monitoring, trucked in waste treatability analysis, diurnal and seasonal tracking, and resource optimization all from one rugged portable oxygen demand monitor. The Challenge Technology ODM-100 gives operators a single multi purpose tool for early upset warnings and insuring high efficiency wastewater operations. Springdale, Arkansas (Vocus/PRWEB) April 02, 2011 The New Challenge Technology Oxygen Demand Monitor (ODM-100) is a portable continuous oxygen demand...

2011-03-30 08:50:00

PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kroff, Inc., one of the fastest-growing water treatment companies in the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Mangiafico as senior account manager for Kroff Chemical Company, Inc. In this role, Mangiafico will provide sales, service and technical support for new and existing customers of Kroff Chemical Company, a division of Kroff that provides custom-blended chemicals and processes for water and wastewater treatment....

2011-03-10 07:30:00

WORCESTER, Mass., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TMEN), a leading supplier of wastewater recovery technology and systems, today announced the introduction of Thermo ARP(TM), a new, high-efficiency process for recovering nutrients from wastewater. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO ) Thermo ARP(TM) is specifically designed for use with agricultural, industrial and municipal anaerobic digesters where the wastewater...

2011-03-09 10:00:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, cost efficient odor control product for wastewater utility lift stations and sewers is winning praise for eliminating odors and the public complaints that have plagued utilities for years. FOG Free Technologies (FFT) has announced the release of its Odor-Mite(TM) product after a series of successful field trials at utilities in the southeast U.S. Odor-Mite(TM) is one of a dozen FFT products that are non-toxic and bio-degradable....

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2011-03-05 11:30:52

Study examines the disposal of animal waste in large-scale swine productionNorth and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state's gross farm receipts. The presence of so many large-scale pig farms leads to the problem of proper animal waste disposal.The most common practice in the Carolinas is storing animal waste in anaerobic lagoons. They are primarily used to...

2011-03-02 01:56:16

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning podcast series, "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions," focuses on the discovery that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought. Scientists say the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in wastewater by almost 20 percent, could spur efforts to extract methane, hydrogen and other fuels from this vast and, as yet, untapped resource. Their report...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.